Council proclaims July 1 as "Colleen McKee Day"

July 1 will have a second meaning in Flin Flon this summer. The City of Flin Flon has proclaimed the day “Colleen McKee Day” this summer, in memory of the former city councillor who passed away last year.

Flin Flon Mayor Cal Huntley announced the proclamation during the June 16 city council meeting.

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“She loved her community and was a key figure in organizing and volunteering in various events in the Flin Flon region,” reads the proclamation.

“Colleen will always be remembered for her love and dedication to her community.”

July 1 was McKee’s birthday - she would have turned 58 next month had a battle with cancer not taken her life last November. McKee sat as a councillor from 2006 until her death, adding in time as a Flin Flon School Division board trustee and stints with several community organizations and boards.

“We wanted to acknowledge her. She was a very special person in our community,” said Huntley during the meeting.

“We’ve been trying to come up with something to recognize Colleen, as we haven't been able to do that with COVID-19 and everything,” added councillor Karen MacKinnon, who was elected to her seat for the first time alongside McKee.

The Canada Day parade and Trout Festival were particularly close to McKee’s heart. She took active roles in both at different times, including leading the way in running the most recent Flin Flon Homecoming in 2017.

“The joke was always that we were holding the parade just for her birthday,” said MacKinnon.

“We wanted to do something to recognize her publicly for the work that she did and everything, from the homecoming to her years of service.”

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